Noninvasive Imaging in Biology and Medicine

Course Info

Course Number/Code: 9.173J (Fall 2005)
Course Title: Noninvasive Imaging in Biology and Medicine
Course Level: Graduate
Offered By: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Department: Nuclear Science and Engineering
Course Instructor(s): Prof. Alan Jasanoff
Course Introduction:
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22.56J aims to give graduate students and advanced undergraduates background in the theory and application of noninvasive imaging methods to biology and medicine, with emphasis on neuroimaging. The course focuses on the modalities most frequently used in scientific research (X-ray CT, PET/SPECT, MRI, and optical imaging), and includes discussion of molecular imaging approaches used in conjunction with these scanning methods. Lectures by the professor will be supplemented by in-class discussions of problems in research, and hands-on demonstrations of imaging systems.

ReadingsRequired Textbook

Bushberg, Jerrold T., J. Anthony Seibert, Edwin M. Leidholdt, Jr., and John M. Boone. The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001. ISBN: 9780683301182.

Additional Readings

Cho, Z. H., Joie P. Jones, and Manbir Singh. Foundations of Medical Imaging. New York, NY: Wiley-Interscience, 1993. ISBN: 9780471545736.

Phelps, Michael E. PET: Molecular Imaging and Its Biological Applications. New York, NY: Springer, 2004. ISBN: 9780387403595.

Handouts to be distributed in class.

GradingGrading criteria.ACTIVITIESPERCENTAGES10 Problem Sets40%Final Presentation and Report40%Class Attendance and Participation20%